Threshold Shift

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Airs at: Sat, 08/29/2020 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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Where we give the mic to nature and amplify Earth

Hear the Earth You're Missing

Threshold Shift is a collection of field recordings created and contributed by sound professionals, scientists, and student-citizens from across the globe. Why do we record? By many accounts, there is less than 2% of the Earth that is free from human-induced sound and that area is shrinking quickly. It is our hope that this series will increase awareness about acoustic ecology, bioacoustics, and sound preservation efforts as well as create some room in an otherwise human-crowded media landscape for nature to be listened to and enjoyed.

Every 5th Saturday from 12-3 am. Long form episodes of immersive soundscape goodness. 

The original mini-series short form episodes aired Fridays at 10:00-10:15am from Sept 1- Oct 27, 2017 as a feature of KBOO's 2017 Sound Artist in Residence Program.

 

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The Quarantine Episode

Airs at: Sat, 05/30/2020 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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We'll be broadcasting slices of life created in quarantine and lockdowns from around the US, Ireland and France. Broadcaster's Note: The original mission statement for this show was to broadcast audio that is focused on the environment and nature in hopes of highlighting a... Read more

Love Letters to Kilfinane

Airs at: Sat, 02/29/2020 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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Selections from the 2017 and 2019 HearSay International Audio Arts Festival in Kilfinane, County Limerick, Ireland Every two years, a mountain village of seven hundred people in Western Ireland hosts over 400 festival-goers for the HearSay International Audio Arts Festival... Read more

The Divine and the Mundane: Music in the Fabric of Our Lives

Airs at: Sat, 11/30/2019 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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Whether we hear it or not, we are always steeped in sound. Over the course of 2019, Threshold Shift has been exploring the intersections of field recording, sound design, human hearing and music. We started in March with guest host, Bill McQuay's, second deep dive into the ... Read more

Sound, Design and Sacred Geometry

Airs at: Sat, 08/31/2019 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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[Show Transcript] Hello and welcome back to Threshold Shift where we give the mic to nature and amplify Earth. I had the opportunity in April to work at the HearSay Audio Arts Festival in Kilfinane, Ireland and, while we’re still working on gathering sounds from those four... Read more

Rain in Case of Emergency

Airs at: Sat, 06/29/2019 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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And good evening Portland you're listening to KBOO 90.7 FM, and K282BH Philomath 104.3 FM, K220HR 91.9FM Hood River. I hope you're having a good night and good Pride and cheers to those heading out to Popmob tomorrow to continue dancing for the resistance. I hope you have f... Read more

Insectuality 2: Ultrasonic Bugaloo

Airs at: Sat, 03/30/2019 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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Tonight from 12:00-3:00 AM Bill McQuay of Ecolocation Sound and NPR will be guest hosting and presenting the final installment of his and researchers Drs. Laurel Symes and Hannah ter Hofstede's recent field recordings from Barro Colorado, Panama.  Thrill to the ultrasonic ... Read more

Poetry and Science

Airs at: Fri, 03/08/2019 at 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Poetry and sound with Judith Arcana of Poetry and Everything, Tiel Ansari of Wider Window Poetry, and Nikki Martin of Threshold Shift. We'll be exploring the intersections between poetry and sound, words and representation, art and science on this International Womxn's Day.... Read more

International Womxn's Day Threshold Shift Special Feature

Airs at: Fri, 03/08/2019 at 9:00pm - 10:30pm
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A Conversation with Two Scientists from Cornell University's Lab of Ornithology and Bioacoustics Research Program Nikki Martin delves deep into a wide-ranging conversation with Dr. Laurel Symes and Dr. Michelle Fournet about their work as well as their experiences of being... Read more

Threshold Shift Episode IV: Whales

Airs at: Sat, 12/29/2018 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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Hello and welcome back to Threshold Shift on KBOO 90.7 FM Portland. I am your host Nicole Martin. A lot has happened since our September show featuring the work of recordist Bill McQuay and researcher Dr. Laurel Symes. We had a very successful KBOO 50th Anniversary live eve... Read more

Hear and There: Audio Postcards from Earth

Airs at: Tue, 10/09/2018 at 7:30pm - 9:30pm
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In honor of KBOO's 50th Anniversary and the 20th Anniversary of A Different Nature's 24-Hour Earth Day Broadcast, we are inviting you to join us at the OMSI Kendall Planetarium for Hear and There:  Audio Postcards from Earth Tuesday October 9th at 7:30 PM.   This is an al... Read more